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Dutch

Etymology

A pronominal adverb: er + van

Adverb

ervan

  1. of it, thereof
    Hou je van lezen? Ja, ik hou ervan. — Are you fond of reading? Yes, I am fond thereof.
    De schaal is de verhouding tussen het originele object en de afbeelding ervan of het model. — Scale is the ratio between the original object and the depiction or model of it.
  2. of them


het ... ervan

  1. its (literally: the ... of it)
    Deze vertelling is leuk; het begin ervan is spectaculair. — This tale is nice; its beginning is spectacular.

Usage notes

  • ervan must be used instead of *(van het) when het is a pronoun [* = bad usage]

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